Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV Aug 18-20

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Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV Aug 18-20

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DOPE / Combichrist Announce Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour Sponsored by Black Craft Whiskey

DOPE / Combichrist Announce Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour Sponsored by Black Craft Whiskey September Mourning & Davey Suicide to Provide Support on 30+ dates. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2017 – Industrial Metal Legends DOPE and Combichrist are pairing up for the Black Craft Whiskey sponsored Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour.. The bill will […]

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DOPE / Combichrist Announce Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour Sponsored by Black Craft Whiskey

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Super Dungeon Bros Free Through Games With Gold

The heavy metal-themed co-op game “Super Dungeon Bros” is free right now and throughout the month for Xbox One players with a Gold subscription. Check out a trailer below.

Embark on a quest from the gods of rock with heavy metal heroes Axl, Lars, Freddie and Ozzie in Super Dungeon Bros, a fast paced, action focused, rock themed dungeon brawler! Play on your own or with up to 4 friends in couch or online co-op as you raid the deepest dungeons of Rökheim in search of epic loot, hordes of evil undead and the legends of long lost fabled rock stars!

Wield wicked weapons with devastating destruction or exploit the punishing puzzles and terrifying traps that will slice and dice foes and bros alike. Fling your friends onto far off ledges and distant trap triggers, hurl your bros at advancing attackers or unleash your tag team tactics with the ultimate bro-op offensive! If really you’re up for the challenge, test your heavy metal in the deadly daily dungeon or master the way of the wicked weekly dungeon and climb to the peak of the global leaderboards. Just remember, always put your BrosB4Foes!

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Twilight Force Posts “Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon” Video

Twilight Force – the epic adventure metal band from Sweden – released Nuclear Blast debut album “Heroes Of Mighty Magic” on August 26th. While on tour with Sonata Arctica, today the band reveals a music video for “Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon.”

The newly unleashed clip was directed by Magnificent Beast and can be seen below. The Twilight Force also revealed:

“This song is teeming with dwarven folklore, and thus is much influenced by their ancient instruments and tonal language. Their folkish traditions had a significant influence on the creation of the song and we had to study many elder scripts to be able to harness the essence of dwarven musical fundaments. The song is a merry, skittish and exciting journey through the legends surrounding the Sapphire Dragon.”

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August Burns Red Premieres New Music Video “Majoring In The Minors”

August Burns Red premieres a new music video for “Majoring In The Minors”. The live footage for the clip was filmed during the band’s North American spring tour with Between The Buried And Me.

Check out now “Majoring In The Minors” below.

August Burns Red is currently headlining the “Legends Of The Fall Tour” with support from ERRA, Silent Planet and Make Them Suffer. August Burns Red guitarist Brent Rambler said of the trek:

“We are very excited to announce the Legends of the Fall Tour, which features some of our favorite up and coming bands in metal today. This tour will feature places we rarely play and we’ll be keeping ticket prices nice and low so you can come bang your head without breaking the bank!”

Remaining dates are:

09/15 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
09/16 Kitchener, ON – Elements
09/17 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
09/18 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
09/19 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/20 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
09/22 Madison, WI – Orpheum
09/23 Omaha, NE – Sokol
09/24 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
09/26 Reno, NV – Cargo
09/27 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
09/28 Fresno, CA – Strummers
09/29 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre
09/30 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
10/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
10/02 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
10/04 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
10/05 Knoxville, TN – The International
10/06 Ashville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/07 Charlotte, NC – Amos
10/08 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

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Official music video for the track Sacrifice (live at Wacken) by Saxon

NWOBHM legends Saxon post a new video for the song “Sacrifice” from the soon to be released “Warriors Of The Road: The Saxon Chronicles Part II!”-Triple Disc Set which is scheduled to drop November 7 via Home of Legends Label UDR Music.

You can now watch the clip “Sacrifice” (Live At Wacken) below.

Saxon – Sacrifice (live at Wacken) on MUZU.TV.

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Battleroar Reveals Artwork And Tracklisting Of “Blood Of Legends”

Cruz del Sur Music has set a May 6th as the North American release date for “Blood of Legends,” the fourth studio album from Greek Heavy Metal force Battleroar. The album artwork and tracklisting of the ten-song release is posted below.

“Blood of Legends” breaks six years of silence for the band since releasing “To Battle and Beyond.” During that period Battleroar had experienced the departure of three key members, all of whom have been replaced with three equally accomplished musicians that have brought new blood, creative ideas, and renewed inspiration for the group.

Recorded at Devasoundz studio in Athens, “Blood of Legends” is an album of pure epic metal, full of compelling atmosphere with lyrics deeply absorbed in Greek mythology, and supported by violins and soprano vocals.

The Swords are Drawn
Poisoned Well
Blood of Legends
Immortal Chariot
The Curse of Medea
Valkyries Above
Chivalry (Noble Armor)
Exile Eternal
Relentless Waves

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In Studio Video On Recordings Of New Album Posted By Battleroar

While Greek Epic Metal veterans Battleroar are in the studio working on the final touches to the comeback release “Blood of Legends,” the band posted up a studio report video featuring clips of the studio and a short interview of the band’s newest members Gerrit Mutz (vocalist) (Sacred Steel) and Stavros Aivaliotis (bass) (ex-Bloodstained) conducted by The Nightwatchers. The clip also contains a little teaser of the album.

“Blood of the Legends” is set to be released May 2nd in Europe and May 11th in the US via Cruz del Sur Records and will be available in CD, digital and gatefold edition LP formats. Check out the video here:

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Alestorm’s Christopher Bowes Unleashes New Power Metal Band Gloryhammer

Alestorm vocalist/keyboardist Christopher Bowes has unleashed his new heroic fantasy power metal project Gloryhammer with fellow Alestorm guitarist Paul Templing and Emerald vocalist Thomas Winkler. The debut release “Tales From The Kingdom of Fife” is due out on Napalm Records this year.

The press release on the band’s official website reads as follows:

A highland realm of mystery, wonder, and epic battles from an ancient time, shrouded by magical mists. A time of dragons and wizards, and enchanted weapons. These are the legends of the Kingdom of Fife, when the great hero Angus McFife waged an epic war against the evil wizard Zargothrax, to free the people of Dundee in the name of glory and steel. These are the legends of GLORYHAMMER!

The ‘Heroic Fantasy Power Metal’ band GLORYHAMMER is the new project formed by Christopher Bowes, the mastermind behind pirate-metal sensation ALESTORM, with a desire to explore the more symphonic and epic side of metal. The band’s debut album ‘Tales from the Kingdom of Fife’, coming soon on Napalm Records, will tell an original story based in an alternate-history medieval Scotland, where magic and dark sorcery reigns supreme. A concept of such epic proportions requires a truly talented vocalist, and for this purpose Thomas Winkler from Swiss power metal band EMERALD was hired to provide majestic soaring vocals. The lineup is completed by Paul Templing, James Cartwright, and Ben Turk, who honed their battle skills in various underground UK metal bands. GLORYHAMMER shall be a band like no other… prepare for the epic battle of a lifetime!

The line up of Gloryhammer is:

Christopher Bowes (Alestorm) – Keyboards
Thomas Winkler (Emerald)- Vocals
Paul Templing (Alestorm) – Guitars
James Cartwright – Bass
Ben Turk – Drums

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Blacktooth Entertainment Offering Free Compilation Album

Blacktooth Entertainment has unleashed a free download compilation in support of the upcoming Crimson Shadows album launch on Saturday, February 11th at The Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON) for the band’s debut full-length “Glory On The Battlefield.”

You can stream or download the tracks from the compilation in the player below, or at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Crimson Shadows – Beyond the Mountain Wasteland
2. Crimson Shadows – Kingdom of Ale
3. Kalter – Ashes
4. Kalter – Of Tears & Blood
5. Bolero – Pints Held High
6. Bolero – O’ Hail to the Northlander
7. Bolero – When the Legends Die
8. Burning the Day – Kill

Crimson Shadows CD Release – Toronto by Blacktooth Entertainment

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